Magistrate Judge Mike A. Jackson was appointed to the Kake District Court (Alaska) in 1990. As a part-time magistrate, he also works for the Organized Village of Kake, the federally recognized tribe, part-time, as their transportation director and subsistence and natural resource director, and he has continued the Community Restorative Justice Circle Peacemaking, with other volunteers from the village, since 1998. He was born and raised in Kake to a Tlingit father and Haida mother. His wife of 43 years, Edna, has an M.F.A graduate degree from the University of Washington, and they create artwork for their own small gift shop. They both enjoy doing customary and traditional gatherings with their daughter and two grandchildren. He received an A.S. degree from Sheldon Jackson College and B.S. degree from Oregon State University, both in forest management.